Chrysomeloidea


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Chrysomeloidea

[¦kris·ə·mə′lȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superfamily of coleopteran insects in the suborder Polyphaga.
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Molecular chronograms for beetles that focused on relationships at the level of series or superfamily and were calibrated with information from the geological record to produce a timetree are so far available only for the cucujiform superfamilies Chrysomeloidea (Farrell, 1998; Gomez-Zurita et al.
To revisit this subject, they obtained estimated phylogenetic trees for 167 taxa in the superfamily Chrysomeloidea (but focused on Chrysomelidae) from ML and MP analyses of data from 16S, 18S, and 28S.
In the superfamily Chrysomeloidea, the only true seed feeders are found in the family Bruchidae.
In summary, different male genitalic structures in different species of Chrysomeloidea are thought to hook or slide into slots in the walls of the female vagina, to brace the male's inflated endophallus, against his median lobe, to form a mold for a spermatophore, to brace open the tip of the female ovipositor tube to allow other portions of the endophallus to penetrate deeper, to stimulate the female's vaginal palpi, to form grooves in which her vaginal palpi can lie, to penetrate very long and complexly coiled spermathecal ducts, and to pierce the walls of the female's bursa.
Al combinar estas observaciones con otras descripciones publicadas previamente, se revela una gran diversidad en la morfologia copulatoria de Chrysomeloidea.
Junto con Chrysomelidae conforman la superfamilia Chrysomeloidea, que sumada a Curculionoidea conforma el clado Phytophaga (Farrell y Sequeira 2004; Marvaldi et al.
SUBORDEN SUPERFAMILIA FAMILIA Adephaga Carabaeoidea Carabidae Cicindelidae Noteridae Polyphaga Hydrophiloidea Hydrophilidae Staphylinoidea Leiodidae Staphylinidae Histeroidea Histeridae Scarabaeoidea Glaresidae Melolonthidae Passalidae Scarabaeidae Buprestoidea Buprestidae Elateroidea Cantharidae Elateridae Lampyridae Lycidae Bostrichoidea Anobiidae Dermestidae Cucujoidea Aderidae Byturidae Coccinclidae Erotylidae Nitidulidae Phalacridae Tenebrionoidea Meloidae Oedemeridae Tenebrionidae Chrysomeloidea Cerambycidae Chrysomelidae Curculionoidea Brentidae Curculionidae Scolytidae